The heat is on: UPS misplaces Earth - Sign on San Diego Where on earth did Earth go? Ask UPS. The company was the last to see a 20-by-20-foot inflatable balloon designed to look like Earth that was supposed to have been shipped from Washington, D.C., to Chula Vista. The balloon was an integral part of a national Greenpeace campaign launched to raise awareness about global warming. And, according to Greenpeace representatives, the balloon has been lost in transit.